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    Which fork should i buy? 150-160mm

    Hi, This is probably an usual topic..but i couldn't find anything usefull searching..

    Im upgrading/building a new bike. it's going to be a hardtail that can handle 160mm forks. So im looking for either 150 or 160mm.
    Also i want something not too heavy.

    I currently own a 150mm Revelation RL fork, which works pretty good.

    So what can you recommend?

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    Pike? Lyrik? Revelation? Domain? Totem?
    Please, give me a hint

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    Difficult question given the information you have given us. What frame? What terrain will you be riding?

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    The Revelation you have is a great fork. What don't you like about it?

    If I get to spend your money, I'd opt for the Pike. A 35mm stanchion rockshox solo air at 4lb... Hell yeah. If I'm spending my money, I'd keep the Rev and throw a coil in it.

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    As others said, tough to recommend - The revelation is a good fork, so what is it you dont like about it so we can go in a slightly different direction.....


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    The Rev you have should be plenty unless you're hucking off drops, a 140mm Blackbox Rev is exactly what I have on my hardtail, before that, a 130mm Mk1 Rev. On a hardtail the fork's never been a limiting factor for me.

    If you're really itching for an upgrade, you could get the Blackbox damper in it, there is a noticeable difference between it and the normal RL unit (it makes the fork a lot less dive prone under braking/on steeps, which is lovely). Alternatively, TF tuned here in the UK will put PUSH internals in any model of Rev, including the current one. Shipping from Norway could be expensive though.

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    Im riding pretty hard. Currently i don't have a bike, as i broke my Ragley.
    So im considering a On-One 456. Either karbon, steel or TI..

    I'm really happy with my Revelation. It does the job pretty good.
    Altough, i have not seen many of them in my area, and always when im reading about forks, nobody mentions Revelation forks..
    I have only owned a Marz Drop off 160mm fork, Marz 888, and a Totem 180mm.
    All of the forks had alot better feel to them than my current Revelation, but if i recall correctly all of them where coils and heavy as balls!
    So i have no problems with my revelation, but everything else is soo tempting!
    Lyrik is my fav so far.. dual position for climbs sounds good.

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    stick with the revelation for now. make sure you are changing the oil and putting some slick honey in the seals and stuff. my pike 454 dual air and revelation XX are both awesome forks.

    I have always wanted to try the lyrik. maybe get one of those and trade out with your revelation to see which one you like better. the lyrik will be way stiffer and only a little bit heavier.

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    have you thought of going fox?

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    I'm in a similar position as you. Ran a Marzocchi 55rv on my hardtail, and i will likely put it back on my hardtail for a little while, but it is heavy as hell. Will probably get an X-fusion Slant down the line.

    Never had a revelation, but I had a sektor and it was far too flexy for me. Never liked the stringy look of the chassis either. Too much offset in the crown and not in the lowers just makes it look ugly to me. But that is personal.

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    I have two rides in on the X Fusion Slant. I'm coming off of a Fox 32, which is probably less stiff than your revelation. The X Fusion feels great. Stiff through the rock gardens, leaves a fair amount of travel under hard braking, and easy to set up.

    Which fork should i buy? 150-160mm-20130726_093933.jpg

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    I have a 456 carbon with a Marz 44 RC3 150mm. Very stiff (much more stiff than the Rev that I have used). I only do up to 3 foot drops on it, but it seems to handle all very well with 250lbs bulk. Very nice fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hapeepotter View Post
    have you thought of going fox?
    Why? Fox is absolutely nothing special.

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    i really like my Fox. the new seals and revalving of most of the air fork line have really improved them in all aspects. very smooth, reliable, and easy to service without special tools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainbiker24 View Post
    Why? Fox is absolutely nothing special.
    special, no. Great fork that is capable of holding its own against any other brand? Yep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charging_rhinos View Post
    special, no. Great fork that is capable of holding its own against any other brand? Yep.
    At the upper end yes, but they aren't even comparable in the mid-range. Zero compression adjustments in the mid-range. Still, the forks are good quality and work well. They just aren't what some people seem to think they are.

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    I absolutely love my lyrik, I had a sektor before, which was descent, but I could feel it flex a lot and the damper in it was pretty simplistic. The lyrik is an animal. Takes all.the abuse I give it and asks.for more in return, and the tracking on it is phenomenal. It's the dual position and it has been working flawlessly. I'd say go the lyrik if you're looking for something more burly than your rev. You will notice the extra weight, but to me I could care less about weight. I'd rather have something that I am confident under me rather than something that will laterally flex when cornering hard. But that also depends on your riding.

    Every fox I've ridden has felt stiff to me. You want butter? The lyrik will deliver. If you've got 15mm front hub, then I'd go with the Pike though.

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    Do you want 15mm or 20mm axle? I have a lyrik 160 solo air and really like it. Guess it depends on how hard you ride. I am a bigger rider so like having the 35mm stanchions and 20mm axle.

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    Re: Which fork should i buy? 150-160mm

    Quote Originally Posted by meSSican View Post
    Do you want 15mm or 20mm axle? I have a lyrik 160 solo air and really like it. Guess it depends on how hard you ride. I am a bigger rider so like having the 35mm stanchions and 20mm axle.
    I am with you. I had a 2010 mission control solo air lyrik and had it setup at 170mm loved it. I finally retired that fork from the trail bike and lowered it down to 110mm and put it on the DJ bike. I still have the 2 step cartridge laying around, and someday I will figure out how to make the 2 step work with the fork lowered.


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    Swan, was your lyrik a 2 step that you converted or did it start out as a solo air?

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    My Slant DLA has been a pretty impressive package so far.

    Like it so much I'm putting another one on my other hardtail.

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    Re: Which fork should i buy? 150-160mm

    Quote Originally Posted by mnigro View Post
    Swan, was your lyrik a 2 step that you converted or did it start out as a solo air?
    Was a 2 step, I converted into solo air to shave weight. Now I am going to put the 2 step cartridge back into it for on the dj. I just need to find or make a spacer to put in the 2 step cartridge to drop the travel.

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    I'll throw my hat in for the White Brothers Loop.

    So far it's a great fork stiff and plush at 150mm. I love the "not really a lockout" lockout for long fireroad climbs.

    I made this decision after being set on a Fox 32 or 34 for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swan3609 View Post
    Was a 2 step, I converted into solo air to shave weight. Now I am going to put the 2 step cartridge back into it for on the dj. I just need to find or make a spacer to put in the 2 step cartridge to drop the travel.

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    Thanks Swan. Can you confirm the needed parts list for the conversion from 2-step to solo air? My fork is a 2010.
    - solo air spring
    -bottom out bumper
    -solo air top cap

    Anything else??? Thanks.

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    Re: Which fork should i buy? 150-160mm

    Quote Originally Posted by mnigro View Post
    Thanks Swan. Can you confirm the needed parts list for the conversion from 2-step to solo air? My fork is a 2010.
    - solo air spring
    -bottom out bumper
    -solo air top cap

    Anything else??? Thanks.

    Should be everything.


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